Hydraulic fracturing

FRACKING

The EPA Gave Its Website a Pro-Fracking Makeover

A new report from the Environmental Data & Governance Initiative has chronicled the changes the EPA made to its webpage on fracking.
Sarah Emerson
11.16.18
environment

Fracking on University of Texas Land Is Poisoning the Air, Soil, and Water

The University of Texas leases out 2 million acres of land to oil and gas companies and that's caused all sorts of pollution, some of which hasn't been cleaned up.
Colleen Curry
9.8.15
Canada

A Day In the Life of a Booming Oil and Gas Town In the Canadian Northwest

"There's no reason why you shouldn't have a job in this part of the world."
Andrea Bennett
9.2.15
environment

‘It’s the New World Record’: Earthquakes Linked to Fracking Are Getting Stronger in Alberta

Scientists say it's "very possible" and "very probable" that three earthquakes this year, measuring 3.8 to 4.4 on the Richter scale, were caused by fracking in Fox Creek, Alberta. But locals aren't revolting against the industry.
Arthur White
7.22.15
California

CA Officials Green-light Offshore Fracking As Santa Barbara Beach Is Set to Reopen After Oil Spill

The announcement comes as Refugio State Beach is set to reopen two months after a pipeline rupture spilled over one hundred thousand gallons of oil.
Rob Verger
7.16.15
PROTESTS

Violence Flares Over Halliburton’s Fracking Tests In Algeria

Ongoing protests over the government’s plans to tap shale gas reserves in the Sahara turn violent.
Pierre Longeray
3.5.15
News

New York Towns Are Plotting to Secede to Pennsylvania

The Southern Tier's threat to revolt over Governor Cuomo's policies is evidence that New York's red-blue identity crisis has reached a boiling point.
John Surico
2.23.15
News

Did Fracking Cause an Earthquake in Alberta?

So far there's no conclusive proof, but fracking has been connected to earthquakes in other places, and British Columbia is already cracking down.
Mack Lamoureux
2.9.15
africa

Protests Against Fracking in the Sahara Desert Are Spreading in Algeria

The small town of In Salah is at the center of growing public opposition toward the Algerian government’s interest in using hydraulic fracturing in the Sahara.
Pierre Longeray
1.27.15
Stuff

What Does the Term 'Public Interest' Actually Mean?

Nobody seems to know. But despite having no fixed definition, the term is still used by UK politicians and journalists of all types to make it seem like they have the public's well-being at heart.
Liam Butler
1.19.15
News

Low Oil Prices Are Killing the Fracking Industry, but the Tar Sands Will Be Fine (for Now)

The current slump in oil prices could spell the end of North American fracking, but will price volatility mean trouble for the more financially stable tar sands?
Tannara Yelland
1.6.15
environment

The End of Fracking Is Closer Than You Think

It's doubtful that America can develop a long-term energy policy on the assumption that fossil fuel extraction will continue at current levels.
Robert S. Eshelman
9.8.14
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